Former head of Saratov administration placed under house arrest
Before turning himself in, the former official had been hiding from the investigation for four years.
Saratov’s Oktyabrsky Court released the former head of City Administration, Alexey Prokopenko, from the detention center and placed him under house arrest until July 12, TASS reports. The ex-official is accused of embezzling more than 507 million rubles ($ 7,8 million) in utility payments (part 4 of Article 159 CCRF).
Prokopenko managed Saratov’s administration in 2010-2013. He resigned due to non-execution of court orders for the issuance of apartments to orphans. In 2014, Prokopenko was put on the federal wanted list. In March 2019, the ex-official turned himself in.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.